mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
flemmings

Finished Ackroyd's Hawksmoor. I wish someone would do for Tokyo what he does for London except you can't, because Tokyo streets have no names. It was enlightening however to go online and look at the real churches involved, which seem much less ominous than Ackroyd writes them. And then I look again and enh, dunno. Hellenic architectural motifs plastered (literally) onto grimy London edifices are a bit weird and uneasy-making after all.

There's the other thing about Tokyo. Buildings don't last three hundred years there so the past never gets a chance to pile up in the masonry.
Tags: place, reading_09
Subscribe

  • (no subject)

    Hard to tell with the persistent grey skies but I'd guess 9/10s of my blossoms have scattered, turning next door's yard into a Yayoi Kusama…

  • (no subject)

    April is an achy month, end story. OTOH I've stopped drinking g&ts and therefore dropped a kilo. I'm not sure that gin really does work as an…

  • (no subject)

    Dreamed of being on the subway again, getting on at the wrong entrance at Spadina (there is no wrong entrance in reality because both lead to the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments